Manager #8

Joe Mercer

1958-59

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1963-64

Joe Mercer
Joe Mercer

Manager #8

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Manager #8

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Manager Summary

Games

282

Win Rate (%)

43

Trophies

2

Debut Season

Final Season

Games Managed

Trophies Won

Close But No Cigar - Runners Up

Win Rate (%)

Loss Rate

Unbeaten Rate

Seasons in Charge

Points per Game

1958-59

1963-64

282

2

1

43

35%

65%

6

1.5

Personal Summary

Full Name

Known as

Birth Date

Birth Place

Birth Country

International Team

Joseph Mercer

Joe Mercer

9 August 1914

Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

England

England

Management Record

Joe Mercer

Arrival

Joined

Joined From

Age

Preceded By

December 1958

Sheffield United

44

Eric Houghton

Joe Mercer

Debut Match

Opening Season

First Match No.

Competitive Debut

Age

1958-59

#2553

Saturday, 6 December 1958

44

Joe Mercer took charge of Villa for the first time in the 1-1 Division One draw against Manchester City at Villa Park on Saturday, 6 December 1958 aged 44

Club Hierarchy

Served Under

1958-64 Chairman, Christopher Buckley | Club Secretary, Fred Archer |

Trainers / Supported By

1958-64 Dick Taylor

Villa Honours

1959-60 | Champions Division Two |
1960-61 League Cup Winners |

Runners Up

1962-63 League Cup Runners Up |

League Finishes

1958-59 | 21st Division One | Relegated | (Part Season) |
1959-60 | Champions Division Two |
1960-61 | 9th Division One |
1961-62 | 7th Division One |
1962-63 | 15th Division One |
1963-64 | 19th Division One |

FA Cup Finishes

1958-59 | Semi Final |
1959-60 | Semi Final |
1960-61 | 5th Round |
1961-62 | Quarter Final |
1962-63 | 4th Round |
1963-64 | 3rd Round |

League Cup Finishes

1960-61 | Winners |
1961-62 | 3rd Round |
1962-63 | Runners Up |
1963-64 | 3rd Round |

European Finishes

n/a

Joe Mercer

Final Match

Final Season

Final Match No.

Final Competitive Game

Age

1963-64

#2834

Saturday, 18 April 1964

49

Joe Mercer took charge of Villa for the final time in the 1-3 Division One loss against Leicester City at Villa Park on Saturday, 18 April 1964 aged 49

Joe Mercer

Notable Players

1950-62 Stan Lynn |
1952-62 Peter McParland |
1954-64 Vic Crowe |
1955-61 Pat Saward |
1955-60 Jackie Sewell |
1955-62 Jimmy Dugdale |
1955-64 Nigel Sims |
1957-61 Gerry Hitchens |
1958-65 Ron Wylie |
1959-66 Jimmy MacEwan |
1959-64 Bobby Thomson |
1959-70 Alan Deakin |
1959-65 Harry Burrows |
1960-68 John Sleeuwenhoek |
1960-76 Charlie Aitken |
1962-66 Phil Woosnam |
1962-71 Lew Chatterley |
1963-67 Tony Hateley |
1963-73 Mick Wright |

Joe Mercer

Departure

Left

Reason

Age

Succeeded By

June 1964

Sacked | Results

50

Dick Taylor

Management Career

Managed

1955-58 Sheffield United |

Went on to manage

1965-71 Manchester City |
1972-74 Coventry City |
1974 England National Team (caretaker) |

Playing Career

Position

Midfielder, left half

 

Clubs

1932-46 Everton |
1946-55 Arsenal |

 

Biography

Joe passed away on 9 August 1990 aged 76